Agenda and minutes

Central Stockport Area Committee
Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 13 June 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Area Committee.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Community Engagement

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4.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

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Minutes:

No announcements were made.

4.(ii)

Neighbourhood Policing

Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise neighbourhood policing issues with local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

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Minutes:

Inspector Alex Taylor attended the meeting to report on neighbourhood policing issues within the Central Stockport area. He also reported on recent crime committed in the Central Stockport area.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         The issue of anti-social behaviour around Adder Park in Adswood was raised. Many residents in the area were concerned about the misuse of motor bikes.

·         Members requested details of the new Neighbourhood Watch Officers.

 

RESOLVED – That Inspector Alex Taylor be thanked for his attendance.

 

4.(iii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Four public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Two questions were submitted with regard to parking proposals for the Davenport and Cale Green Permit Parking Zone.

·         One question was submitted regarding the future use of the former snooker hall building at 287 Wellington Road South, Heaviley.

·         One question was submitted regarding various other traffic and parking issues in the Central Stockport area.

 

RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to arrange for written responses to be sent to the questioners.

Executive Business

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5.

Proposed Little Moor Local Centre Improvements pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

The report presents the findings from a consultation on a proposed improvement scheme for Little Moor and proposes to:-

·         implement a proposed improvement scheme (proposals amended following consultation)

·         a Traffic Regulation Order to prohibit waiting on Hall Street between George Street East and the signal controlled pedestrian crossing on George Street East close to the junction with Hall Street.

The Area Committee is requested to recommend that the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport approves:-

 

·         the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in Appendix D to the report and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

·         the implementation of the updated, proposed improvement scheme in accordance with the drawings in Appendix E.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the findings from a consultation on a proposed improvement scheme for Little Moor and which proposed to:-

 

·         implement a proposed improvement scheme (the proposals had been amended following consultation).

·         a Traffic Regulation Order to prohibit waiting on Hall Street between George Street East and the signal controlled pedestrian crossing on George Street East close to the junction with Hall Street.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order detailed in Appendix D to the report and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

(2) That the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport be recommended to approve the implementation of the updated, proposed improvement scheme in accordance with the drawings in Appendix E to the report.

Community Engagement (continued)

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5.(i)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at previous committee meetings. Councillors and members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environment quality.

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Minutes:

Mark Calderbank, Public Realm Inspector, attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to public realm issues within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Support was given to the community litter pick carried out by the ‘Plasticshed’ community group along the Fred Perry Way footpath at the side of St. Mary’s Way on 6 June 2019.

·         The amount of waste presented incorrectly continued to be a problem, particularly in areas of high density housing where a high proportion of the properties were rented.

 

RESOLVED – That Mark Calderbank be thanked for his attendance.

 

5.(ii)

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.

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Minutes:

No petitions were submitted.

5.(iii)

Open Forum

In accordance with the Code of Practice no organisation has indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

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Minutes:

In accordance with Code of Practice no organisation had indicated that they wished to address the Area Committee as part of the Open Forum arrangements.

Non-Executive Business

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6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

(a)

To consider the development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to speak or hear the Area Committee’s deliberations.

 

(b)

To consider the remaining development applications.

 

(c)

To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration on any planning issues relevant to the area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

 

(to begin no earlier than 6.30pm)

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Minutes:

Development applications were submitted.

 

(NOTE: Full details of the decisions including conditions and reasons for granting or refusing planning permission and imposing conditions are given in the schedule of plans. The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not therefore referred to in committee minutes unless the committee makes a specific decision on a condition or reason. In order to reduce printing costs and preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

 

6.(i)

DC073258 - Land to the rear of 178-184 Lowndes Lane, Offerton pdf icon PDF 853 KB

Erection of five houses.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer contact: Andrew Cotton on 0161 474 3622 or email: andrew.cotton@stockjport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

With the agreement of the Area Committee, this application was deferred until a future meeting of the Committee.

 

6.(ii)

DC073186 - 67 Beechfield Road, Davenport pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Proposed new build 3 bedroom detached property

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission subject to conditions.

 

Officer Contact: Andrew Cotton on 0161 474 3622 or email: andrew.cotton@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 73186 for a proposed new build 3 bedroom detached property at 67 Beechfield Road, Davenport

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

7.

Planning Appeals, Enforcement Appeals & Enforcement Notices pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions; lists current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Central Stockport Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 32319 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Central Stockport Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Review of Outcomes Tour 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The report outlines the findings of the review of outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requests that the Area Committee gives consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to :-

 

(1)  Comment on and note the findings of the 2018 Annual Review of Outcomes Tour.

 

(2) Nominate a completed development site to be included on the list of sites to be inspected on the 2019 Annual Review Tour; and

 

(3) Nominate Members to attend the Annual Review Tour on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Officer contact: Kevin Brooks on 474 4905 or email: kevin.brooks@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the findings of the Review of Outcomes tour undertaken on Friday, 5 October 2018 and requesting that the Area Committee gave consideration to the arrangements for the 2019 tour.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the report be noted.

 

(2) That the following completed development sites be considered for inclusion on the list of sites to be included on the 2019 Annual Review Tour:-

 

·         Blackberry Point residential development, Brinnington.

·         Viaduct Housing residential development at Charles Street/Carrington Fields, Stockport.

·         Conversion of the former Bow Garrett public house, 199 Brinksway, Edgeley – residential development.

 

(3) That Councillors Amanda Peers, Charlie Stewart and Kerry Waters be nominated to attend the Tour.

 

9.

Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley, Stockport - Provision of Bollards pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out a proposal to approve the provision of two bollards to be placed on the footway adjacent to 28 and 30 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley to prevent vehicles mounting the pavement.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the provision of two bollards to be placed on the footway adjacent to 28 and 30 Aberdeen Crescent.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copes of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal to approve the provision of two bollards to be placed on the footway adjacent to 28 and 30 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley to prevent vehicles mounting the pavement.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the provision of two bollards on the footway adjacent to 28 and 30 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley at an estimated cost of £500 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Edgeley and Cheadle Heath Ward allocation).

10.

St. Thomas Development, Stockport - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out proposals for additional parking restrictions at the former site of St. Thomas Hospital.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the statutory legal advertising of the No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Simpson Street and Woodlands Drive, Offerton and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Max Townsend on 0161 474 4861 or email: max.townsend@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out proposals for additional parking restrictions at the site of the former St. Thomas Hospital, Stockport.

 

RESOLVED – (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order at the site of the former St. Thomas Hospital, Stockport, at an approximate cost of £700 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Brinnington and Central Ward allocation):-

 

No Waiting at Any Time

 

Simpson Street

 

North east side - from a point 10 metres north west of the north westerly kerb line of Royal George Street in a north westerly direction for a distance of 17 metres.

 

South west side - from a point 57 metres north west of the north westerly kerb line of Royal George Street for a distance of 6 metres in a north westerly direction; then 6 metres in a south westerly direction (following the kerb line).

 

South side - from the north westerly cul-de-sac limit for a distance of 11 metres,; then 6 metres in a south easterly direction following the kerb line.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

11.

Elder Close and Woodlands Drive, Offerton - No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out the results of an investigation into difficulties caused by parked vehicles in the vicinity of Elder Close and Woodlands Drive, Offerton.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve the statutory legal advertising of the No Waiting At Any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Elder Close and Woodlands Drive, Offerton and, subject to no objections being received within the statutory period, the Order can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0161 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representation of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the results of an investigation into the difficulties caused by parked vehicles in the vicinity of Elder Close and Woodlands Drive, Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – (1) The Area Committee was minded to approve the following No Waiting at any Time Traffic Regulation Order on Elder Close and Woodlands Drive, Offerton at an approximate cost of £640 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Manor Ward allocation):-

 

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order – No Waiting At Any Time

 

          Elder Close

 

Both sides - from the south easterly kerbline of Woodlands Drive for a distance of 10 metres in a south easterly direction.

 

Woodlands Drive

 

South East side - from a point 1.9 metres south west of the south westerly kerbline of Elder Close to a point 10 metres north east of the north easterly kerbline of Elder Close.

 

(2) That approval be given to the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Order and, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Order be made.

 

12.

Graham Road, Hillbrook Road, Offerton - Prohibition of Waiting Traffic Regulation Order - Objections Report pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration and the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report sets out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Prohibition of Waiting at the junction of Graham Road and Hillbrook Road, Offerton.

 

The Area Committee is recommended that the Order be made as advertised.

 

Officer Contact: Vivian Butterworth on 0162 474 4848 or email: vivian.butterworth@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out objections received to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for Prohibition of Waiting at the junction of Graham Road and Hillbrook Road, Offerton.

 

RESOLVED – That, notwithstanding the objections received, the Traffic Regulation Order for Prohibition of Waiting at the junction of Graham Road and Hillbrook Road, Offerton be made as advertised.

13.

Parks Event Application: School Cross Country League in Woodbank Memorial Park pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out an application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its Schools Cross Country League on 14 September 2019, 5 October 2019, 18 November 2019, 8 February 2020 and 7 March 2020.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the ward councillors.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its Schools Cross Country League on 14 September 2019, 5 October 2019, 18 November 2019, 8 February 2020 and 7 March 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its Schools Cross Country League on 14 September 2019, 5 October 2019, 18 November 2019, 8 February 2020 and 7 March 2020 be approved, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors; and the applicant being requested to ask those attending the events by car to use the car parks.

14.

Park Event Application: Stockport 10 Race in Woodbank Memorial Park -- 15 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out an application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its annual Stockport 10 road race on 15 December 2019.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to approve the application, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event tasking place and this being confirmed to the ward councillors.

 

Officer Contact: Kath Hughes on 0161 474 4418 or email: kath.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out an application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its annual Stockport 10 road race on 15 December 2019.

 

RESOLVED – That the application from Stockport Harriers & AC to hold its annual Stockport 10 road race on 15 December 2019 be approved, subject to all appropriate paperwork and licences being submitted to the Council at least one week prior to the event taking place and this being confirmed to the Ward Councillors; and the applicant being requested to ask those attending the event by car to use the car parks.

15.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding. The report also included the position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.